What is Unsung Heroes all about?
We’re looking to launch and new project called ‘Unsung Heroes‘. Highlighting the people who worked behind the scenes for the NHS and in the voluntary community and faith sector during the Covid crisis and who continue to do so.
The project will involve listening to their stories and then offer opportunities for people to create a song in response. We’d then love to put on a concert to share the songs for everyone involved to participate! We believe it’s important to recognise and value the unsung heroes in our world!
We’re seeking funding to continue with the project.
An example of an Unsung Heroes story
We’ve put together one story from Paul, who had to step up to become as the Bidston swabbing site manager and much more! Read about it below.
Paul’s story is about finding yourself on the frontline of response to what would become a global pandemic.
It’s about stepping up from behind a desk to building hospitals in car parks, to not being able to hug your own children, to the dread of the invisible poison you’re bringing back to your own home, from having to strip on your own doorstep before entering, to fending off the local vipers trying to prove it's all a joke and an illusion. To seeing death, pain and suffering first hand, to being frozen and fearful and overwhelmed. No respite, little support, constant.
It’s also about how humans can step up in the most challenging circumstances, how a community can rally round and make what’s needed, it’s about the sacrifices people make in caring for others and the positive difference we can make when the rules are thrown out and we have to trust our gut and instinct to do the right thing, working dark to dark, in the valiant pursuit of saving others.
Paul hadn't realised how much was still unprocessed. It was good to talk.
Response to Paul's story
Dark to dark image and song